Have you ever had thoughts of condemnation, giving up, hopelessness or any limiting thought and felt as though it was your own heart or that God was speaking?

Recently I heard a Prophet say this during his sermon, “The enemy plays reverse psychology; it is almost as if he is saying the truth.”

The enemy began this in the garden of Eden. Eve was so convinced by what the devil told her that she ended up eating the forbidden fruit. He used the same strategy on Jesus after His 40 days of fasting and being in the wilderness. He used verses from God’s Word to tempt Jesus.

Walking with God

The devil is a deceiver. Even now, he uses the same strategy against the children of God. He speaks to our minds in the form of thoughts that may sound either like our own voice or as though God is speaking.

This is where we need the spirit of discernment.

The strategy to save yourself from deception

As I was pondering on this, I began to pray and ask God to help me discern whose voice I’m hearing.

And as I was praying, I sensed the Lord say, “Walk with Me”.

Think of the closest person in your life. It could be your parents, sibling, friend, spouse or anyone. Imagine someone coming and pretending to be that person who is close to you. Wouldn’t you quickly discern that this is not that person?

That is what happens when you daily walk with God. The more you walk with Him, the more you know Him. The more you know Him, and the closer you get to Him, the harder it becomes for the enemy to deceive you.

So, what does it mean to walk with God?

Walking with God = Walking with the Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:1

It means you read the Word like never before. Now you don’t read it for the sake of it or because religion tells you to, but you read it to know your God. It also means you surrender to the Word and walk by the Word to become one with the Word.

When this becomes your lifestyle, no matter how disguised the enemy comes, you will not be fooled because you know the voice of your God.

I pray over you today that you will not fall for any deception of the enemy, but will know the voice of God.

Begin your walk with God today.

XOXO
Ria Jobin

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